Tag Archives: HIV

Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

What is HPV

What is HPV? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a group of related viruses. They can cause warts on different parts of your body. There are more than 200 types. About 40 of them are spread through direct sexual contact with someone who has the virus. They can also spread through other intimate, skin-to-skin contact. Some of […]

What is Chlamydia?

What is Chlamydia

What is Chlamydia? Chlamydia is a common sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by bacteria. People who have chlamydia often don’t have outward symptoms in the early stages. Women can get chlamydia in the cervix, rectum, or throat. Men can get chlamydia in the urethra (inside the penis), rectum, or throat. Chlamydia is a common STD […]

Chancroid

What is Chancroid

What is Chancroid ? Chancroid is a bacterial condition that causes open sores on or around the genitals. It’s a type of sexually transmitted infection (STI), which means it’s transmitted through sexual contact. Chancroid is a relatively common disease in the developing world. As with syphilis, the open sores caused by chancroid increase a person’s […]

What’s the Difference Between STD and STI?

What’s the Difference Between STD and STI?

“STD” stands for sexually transmitted disease, while “STI” is short for sexually transmitted infection. You probably already knew that, and you are hoping to find out whether there is any functional or practical difference between the two terms. The answer is more complicated than it appears at first glance, primarily because not everyone in the […]

What is Syphilis?

What is Syphilis?

Syphilis Syphilis is a common bacterial infection that’s spread through sex. Syphilis is easily cured with antibiotic medicine, but it can cause permanent damage if you don’t get treated. Typically on the genitals, rectum or mouth. Syphilis spreads from person to person via skin or mucous membrane contact with these sores. You can catch syphilis […]

How to choose the right condom size?

How to choose the right condom size

What are condoms? Condoms are protective barriers that fit over a penis or other phallic-shaped object. When used properly, condoms lower the chance of pregnancy and dramatically reduce the risk for both parties of contracting a sexually transmitted disease or HIV infection. Condoms are considered a class II medical device, meaning they follow specific guidelines […]

Ways HIV Can Be Transmitted

Ways HIV Can Be Transmitted

How Do You Get or Transmit HIV? You can only get HIV by coming into direct contact with certain body fluids from a person with HIV who has a detectable viral load. These fluids are: Blood Semen (cum) and pre-seminal fluid Rectal fluids Vaginal fluids Breast milk For transmission to occur, the HIV in these […]

What’s the difference between PrEP and PEP for HIV prevention?

What’s the difference between PrEP and PEP for HIV prevention?

PrEP and PEP for HIV prevention. These treatments are proven effective in preventing HIV transmission In turn, while both have similar objectives, the differences in PrEP vs. PEP for HIV prevention depend on the individual and whether or not they’ve already been exposed.  PrEP and PEP are medicines to prevent HIV. Each type is used […]

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